Oberlin Orchestra in Carnegie Hall
The Wind, Brass, and Percussion sections of the Oberlin Orchestra in performance at Carnegie Hall. Photo credit: Chris Lee

Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Performance Diploma
  • Artist Diploma
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Performance Diploma (PDip)
  • Artist Diploma (ADip)

We offer private study and individualized instruction for students seeking to master bassoon, clarinet, English horn, flute, oboe, percussion, trombone, trumpet, and tuba. A range of performance opportunities will help you develop technique and musicianship.

Program Director

Michael Rosen

Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion
Division Affiliation

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8198
Oberlin Percussion Group
Professor Mike Rosen conducts a performance by the Oberlin Percussion Group. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Performance Ensembles

Formed in 1972, the Oberlin Percussion Group provides a forum for students to apply techniques learned in lessons, to hone their skills searching for the appropriate sound for a given situation, to learn the art of caring for instruments, and to discover diverse repertoire for the percussion ensemble. Perhaps most importantly, students acquire a keen sense of the dynamics of ensemble performance.

Upcoming Winds, Brass, and Percussion Events

Sample Courses

  • APST 276 - Brass Instrument Class 2 credits
  • APST 802 - Orchestral Repertoire for Woodwinds 2 credits
  • APST 804 - Orchestral Repertoire for Brasses 2 credits
  • MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits

Winds, Brass, and Percussion News

Horn of Plenty

November 20, 2015
Oberlin celebrates 150 years with a world premiere for English horn professor Robert Walters at Severance Hall.